Terms Of Endearment

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In this extended case study, I am going to focus on Greenstown High School and the (Racist) Terms of Endearment. This is a diverse high school and the class in focus is a mathematics classroom taught by a first year teacher. In the classroom, there is an emphasis on equality and diversity. At the start of the year, several techniques were enacted to help students understand racial equity and show a commitment to this in the classroom. One day Anthony, a white student, used the n-word towards Reggie, an African-American student. When questioned, Anthony justified his comment by explaining he used n-i-g-g-a as a term of endearment towards Anthony. In response to this other African American student, Keisha rebutted the comment saying it is a racist
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